How long will Usenet service be available?
Newsgroup service will be discontinued in August 2015. The speeds and connections per host limits have been scaled down over time in preparation for this.
We recommend Easynews
as very competent and reasonably priced alternatives should you still require this service.
What is the newsgroup server URL?
Grande's newsgroup server is news.grandecom.net.
How many simultaneous connections are permitted?
You may open two connections per IP address.
What is the maximum usable bandwidth per connection?
1024 kbps per thread (2048 kbps total per IP address)
What is the retention time of messages?
Text: About 2 years, Binary: Approximately 4 months.
Can I access the Grande news server when I am travelling?
No, our server only permits access to customers physically on the Grande network. If you need access while travelling, you might consider a third party news service such as Giganews or Easynews.